Father’s Parent’s Rights Championed by the Court
OK, first off I am NOT a “father rights” attorney. I am a client’s rights attorney. And in my humble opinion any lawyer who sells themselves to you only as a “father’s right’s attorney” is a scam artist. These lawyers prey on unwary fathers who are in need of help and counsel, not snake oil. Anyway, that’s for another discussion.
- The mother tried to get a school counselor to report the father to DCFS without justification;
- The mother altered the child’s school projects to delete the father’s involvement and even went so far as to “white out” interests the child listed as sharing with her father;
- The mother then asked a teacher to remove the father’s pictures from projects both parents were to be a part of;
- The mother refused to list the father as a parent in school records;
- The mother threatened to move out of state with the child just so the father would have less time with the child;
- The mother consistently tried to alienate the children from the new stepmother;
- The mother tried to get Orders of Protections that were never granted once a full hearing was to be held; and
- The mother would even take the child to see a movie the night before the father was scheduled to take the child to that movie during his parenting time.
In re Marriage of Debra N. and Michael S., 2013 Ill App (1st) 122145 (1st Dist 2013)
**Final note: I don’t know this judge and have never practiced in Cook County but a last warning: Sometimes men think men judges are better for them and women think women judges are better for them. Both are wrong. Everyone is different and if I had to say there is any bias in the sexes, I sometimes find women judges are harder on women. In this case any judge should have made this decision. The problem is that not all of them are this brave.